The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 67 56 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 55 78 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.26% 3.05% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.81% 12.79% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.47% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £146 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £235
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.92 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.86% +2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.25 £22.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.50%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
509 610 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.95% 23.82% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 278 235
Average daily rate £325 £364 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 35
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £26.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 17 £288 -25.32% 4
Bracknell -7 8 £150 -58.33% 1
Slough +1 4 £120 -32.39% 1
Newbury +5 3 £325 -
Maidenhead -8 1 £325 +12.55% 1
Wokingham - - - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 55 (49.11%) Windows 7
4 42 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 39 (34.82%) Microsoft
6 28 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (24.11%) MS Office
8 24 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 24 (21.43%) DV Cleared
9 22 (19.64%) Citrix
10 19 (16.96%) SC Cleared
10 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (16.07%) ITIL
12 17 (15.18%) MS Excel
13 16 (14.29%) Migration
14 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
15 12 (10.71%) SCCM
16 11 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (8.93%) ISEB
17 10 (8.93%) Time Management
18 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
18 9 (8.04%) MSI
19 8 (7.14%) TestDirector
19 8 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
20 7 (6.25%) Windows Vista
20 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
20 7 (6.25%) ServiceNow
20 7 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
20 7 (6.25%) WinRunner
20 7 (6.25%) HP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.57%) IIS
6 3 (2.68%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.89%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.89%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (24.11%) MS Office
2 17 (15.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.36%) DNS
3 5 (4.46%) VPN
3 5 (4.46%) LAN
3 5 (4.46%) Internet
4 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.68%) DHCP
4 3 (2.68%) DMZ
5 2 (1.79%) Wireless
5 2 (1.79%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.79%) Broadband
6 1 (0.89%) LDAP
6 1 (0.89%) WAN
6 1 (0.89%) SAN
6 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.89%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) MS Access
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) MSI
2 8 (7.14%) TestDirector
3 7 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (6.25%) WinRunner
4 3 (2.68%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.68%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (4.46%) Finance
2 1 (0.89%) Law
2 1 (0.89%) Military
2 1 (0.89%) Retail
2 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (21.43%) Analyst
2 18 (16.07%) Rollout Engineer
3 11 (9.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (9.82%) Service Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Tester
6 7 (6.25%) Tester
6 7 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.36%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.46%) Support Technician
9 4 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (3.57%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) IT Support Technician
9 4 (3.57%) Applications Tester
9 4 (3.57%) IT Support
10 3 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) .NET
1 3 (2.68%) .NET Framework
1 3 (2.68%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.68%) Clustering
3 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (49.11%) Windows 7
3 28 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 5 (4.46%) Windows 2000
7 5 (4.46%) AIX
8 4 (3.57%) Solaris
8 4 (3.57%) Linux
8 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.68%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.79%) UNIX
10 2 (1.79%) CentOS
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) ITIL
2 16 (14.29%) Migration
3 10 (8.93%) Time Management
4 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.57%) Automation Testing
7 3 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.68%) Analytics
7 3 (2.68%) Software Distribution
7 3 (2.68%) Test Automation
7 3 (2.68%) Regression Testing
7 3 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.68%) Data Security
7 3 (2.68%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.68%) Web Analytics
7 3 (2.68%) Fault Management
8 2 (1.79%) Stress Testing
8 2 (1.79%) IT Governance
8 2 (1.79%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.57%) SQL
2 2 (1.79%) VBScript
2 2 (1.79%) C
3 1 (0.89%) Java
3 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 24 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 19 (16.96%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.93%) ISEB
5 6 (5.36%) MCP
6 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.57%) MCSE
8 3 (2.68%) CCA
8 3 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.79%) Degree
10 1 (0.89%) DCSE
10 1 (0.89%) MCSA
10 1 (0.89%) Dell Certification
10 1 (0.89%) MCDST
10 1 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.79%) SLA
1 2 (1.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 60 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.68%) XenApp
4 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.89%) XenServer
5 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) SCCM
2 11 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (5.36%) Tivoli
3 6 (5.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.68%) Netcool
4 3 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.79%) SCOM
5 2 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (34.82%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.64%) Citrix
3 7 (6.25%) HP
3 7 (6.25%) VMware
3 7 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.36%) IBM
5 5 (4.46%) Cisco
5 5 (4.46%) Remedy
6 4 (3.57%) EMC
7 3 (2.68%) McAfee
7 3 (2.68%) Sophos
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle
7 3 (2.68%) CA
7 3 (2.68%) Veritas
7 3 (2.68%) Lotus
7 3 (2.68%) Borland
7 3 (2.68%) Unica
7 3 (2.68%) Altiris
8 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.79%) Apple
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